We got together with a group of John’s Swiss Missionary companions today for a delightful afternoon of visiting and eating Swiss foods. John served in Switzerland 1973-1975. Some of these friends hadn’t seen each other in years. I enjoyed listening to their stories and memories of their time in Switzerland. Missions cement things in our hearts and they bind friends to us like nothing else can. The lasting friendships are one of the greatest blessings of serving a mission.
We enjoyed Kasekuchen and Raclette (melted cheese served with boiled potatoes, onions and pickles). We also enjoyed meeting Br & Sis Mueller, who are from Switzerland and currently serving at Temple Square.
John made a platter of traditional Braetzle cookies.
Jim Jenson and his wife, Peggy are leaving soon to serve a mission back where they served before. Their first assignment will be Interlaken! Today was a send off for them. They are so lucky!
Here’s the whole group. It was fun to imagine these men as young missionaries in a foreign land. It was really fun to hear their stories.